Hailing from the southern British shores, Brighton-based four-piece Holler make a brand of indie that couldn’t be more of a dead-ringer for its natural habitat. Melding modulated elements of new wave with modern indie rock, much like their Mancunian countrymen The 1975, it’s a breezy cocktail of sorts that is realistically enjoyed best on the beach. Today is a day of significance for the group, which cites acts like Inhaler and Slowdive as influences, as it marks the drop of their newest EP, Ever Since I Met You. At less than 15 minutes, it’s a snapshot into the band’s current era, which has seen them grace the cover of Spotify’s Fresh Finds, as well as play out across their native island. From the high-energy opener “Corner Store” to the moody “Complicated In A Boring Way,” there’s a bit of variety in its short duration. Furthermore, it’s what Holler stands behind as their proudest work yet.
“This is our proudest body of work to date. We felt an opportunity within this EP to express ourselves with a sense of freedom and creativity.”
“This is our proudest body of work to date. We felt an opportunity within this EP to express ourselves with a sense of freedom and creativity. Each track tells its own story and the title track; ‘Ever Since I Met You’, dives deep into Lucas’ mental health struggles along with his process of seeking help and starting medication. We started writing this EP in July of 2022. When we first started jamming ‘Talk To You’ in rehearsal rooms, the rest of the EP then quickly began to take shape. From writing ‘Corner Store’ and ‘Ever Since I Met You’ in the same week to then a couple of months later we found that we’d written our 4th and final track, ‘Complicated (in a boring way)’. Our most touching and emotionally driven work as of yet. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Slowdive, Inhaler, and Swim School, we are so excited to finally be able to share this EP.”